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Resources

Below are a collection of books, website, videos, social media, and related research we feel are valuable for folks curious about neurodivergence related content. 

Section 1: Helpful books 

Books for kids  

  • The Brain Forest by Sandhya Menon 

  • Standing Up for Myself by Evaleen Whelton  

  • Konnect Series by Evaleen Whelton  

  • Embracing My Neurodivergence by Evaleen Whelton  

  • Suzie Spins by Emma Dalmayne  

  • The Awesome Autistic Go-to Guide by Yenn Purkis  

  • The Secret Life of Rose by Rose Smitten  

  • Just Right for You – A story about Autism by Melanie Heyworth 

  • Do You Want to Play – Making Friends with an Autistic Kid by Danuel Share-Strom RSW 

  • Some Brains – A book celebrating neurodiversity by Nellie Thomas 

  • I Am Odd, I Am New by Benjamin Giroux (also a music video) 

  • A Day with No Words by Tiffany Hammond  

Books aimed at adults  

  • Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children by Dr. Luke Beardon 

  •  I Will Die On This Hill: Autistic Adults, Autism Parents, and the Children Who Deserve a Better World by Jules Edwards, Meghan Ashburn 

  • Low Demand Parenting by Amanda Diekman 

  • The PDA Paradox by Harry Thompson  

  • Autism in Childhood by Dr. Luke Beardon  

  • It’s an Autism Thing I’ll Help You Understand It by Emma Dalmayne  

  • Sincerely, Your Autistic Child by Emily Paige Ballou 

  • Start Here: a guide for parents of autistic kids by Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

  • Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Dr. Barry M Prizant 

  • NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman 

  • Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity by Dr. Devon Price 

  • Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age by Sarah Hendrickx and Judith Gould 

Non-speaking Autistics  

  • Leaders Around Me: Autobiographies of Autistics who Type, Point, and Spell to Communicate by Edlyn Vallejo Peña 

  • Typed Words - Loud Voices by Alyssa Hillary  

  • Ido in Autismland by Ido Kedar  

  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higasida (also a film) 

Not Autistic-specific  

  • Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn  

  • The Explosive Child by Ross Greene 

  • Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene 

  • Lost At School: Why Our Kids With Behavioral Challenges Are Falling Through The Cracks And How We Can Help Them by Dr. Ross Greene 

  • Explaining Humans by Dr Camilla Pang 

  • Beyond Behaviors by Mona Delahooke PhD 

  • Brain Body Parenting by Mona Delahooke PhD 

  

Section 2: Helpful Websites 

Autistic-led information, support and courses:  

https://autisticadvocacy.org/  

https://neuroclastic.com (excellent neurodiversity resources) 

https://awnnetwork.org/ (Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network)  

https://therapistndc.org (Therapist Neurodiversity Collective) 

https://www.autismlevelup.com/ (includes many helpful free tools) 

https://communicationfirst.org (resources for non-speaking kids)  

https://www.autscape.org (annual event since 2005, free access to materials) https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism (excellent multi-week free course) 

https://ausometraining.com (Irish-based)  

https://konfidentkidz.ie (Irish-based)  

https://theautisticadvocate.com (UK-based, superb resources)  

https://infinitediversity.home.blog (Irish-based)  

https://www.neuropride.ie (Neuro Pride Ireland)  

https://prodeste.pl (Polish-based, superb resources in Polish and Ukrainian) 

https://www.adultautism.ie (Irish-based, all ages diagnosis & support)  

https://autisminformedtherapy.com (Irish-based, 18+)  

https://www.horizonstherapy.ie (Irish-based)  

https://franklludwig.com (Irish-based)  

https://www.kristyforbes.com.au (v. good on PDA and parenting)  

  

Section 3: Insightful Videos 

Videos for kids  

Videos for Adults  

  

Section 4: Social Media 

Hashtags to follow 

#ActuallyAutistic  

#Neuroaffirming  

#AskingAutistics  

#Autisticrights  

#AutisticSpeaking  

#BanABA  

Accounts worth following on Twitter/X  

@AnnMemmott  

@ausomeireland  

@kieranarose  

@sig_autism  

@NeuroPrideIRL  

@therapist_ndc  

Facebook Pages to follow  

  • NeuroWild 

  • Autistic Not Weird 

  • Neuroclastic 

  • Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network  

  • Neuropride Ireland  

  • Life Through My Lens  

  • Autistic and Living the Dream  

  • Supporting the Rise of Travellers who are Autistic (Autistic Travellers)  

  • Autistic on Wheels (Autistic wheelchair user)  

  • The Occuplaytional Therapist 

  • Mona Delahooke  

  • Gentle Parenting 

  • Greg Santucci, Occupational Therapist 

  • AUsome Training  

  • Konfident Kidz  

Facebook Groups  

  • AAC Users and Allies Ireland (Irish non-speaking & AAC support and info)  

  • Ask Me I’m an AAC User (nonspeaking information, guidance and support)  

  • Autism Inclusivity (huge group of experts and a big library of resources) 

  

Section 5: Selected Research 

  

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